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Found pic and was looking when I saw what appears to be a 1971 or 1972 Mustang in the race starting grid. I sure looks like a 24 hour endurance series race. If anyone can offer more info - please do.

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Hmm, weird!

My first thought was it was a European race because most of the cars seem to be European. I see one 69 Mustang up front but all the others Opel, Ford Capri, Audi Coupes, Ford Escorts, BMWs and lots of Alfa Romeos.

There seems to be a Challenger in the second row.

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That Chevy station wagon is weird for a European race. Those were hardly sold here.

Good info there Mark.

Btw, Spa Francorchamps is a little over an hour drive from me. I just passed it yesterday on my way to the transmission shop.

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I've done a bit more digging. That picture was from Spa in 1974. It was known as the Inotage Mobel Alvisse Ford Mustang and driven by Nicolas Koob and Aloyse Kridel.

 

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The Mustang retired after the 7th hour with head gasket failure.

 

http://touringcarracing.net/Races/1974%20Spa.html

 

http://www.racingsportscars.com/etcc/photo/Spa-1974-07-28.html

 

Here's a pic of it in the pits, with the hood open.

 

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Mark

 

 

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WOW Great info! Excellent job guys!

 

Impressive research and results!!!!

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Yes, as soon as I read your post the names rang a lot of bells at a time.

Alvisse is still a big furniture store. Nicolas Koob was a well known race driver who later started a bus company.

Household Lux names.

Funny, I never knew that they had a Mustang.

BTW, that 69 Mustang up front is driven by Claude Dubois who later made the 1971 Shelby Europas.

I'll see if I can find some info on the whereabouts of that car.

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It wasn't the slowest car out there but was over 40 seconds a lap slower than the fastest car. They qualified 35th out of 58 cars. The 69 Mustang was the #1 qualifier but was a DNF :-(

Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1

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Is it just me... Or was there a 74 torino station wagon behind the Caprice in the first picture?

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Dunno :huh: - you tell me. I don't understand the street vehicles in the back of the starting grid.

Almost looks like a Chrysler wagon to me. ? barely but tough to tell.

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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